Produces 2 to 3 times as much light as a halogen bulb
Superb night-time visibility
Kensun HID Super Bright Xenon Replacement Bulbs
HID lights have a glass chamber of gas, replacing the filament of traditional halogen bulbs. The gas is ignited by a 23,000v charge and stays illuminated by a constant 12v source provided by a ballast which is connected directly to your battery.
Remarkably, HID lights are able to provide greater light output with much less power consumption. Studies show that a 35w HID lamp produces 3 times as much light than a 55w halogen bulb. Also, a halogen bulb uses a continuous power draw of 10-15 amps, while the HID system uses 20 amps for ignition, but then drops to a mere 3 amps during operation (i.e. up to 80% less power during use!).
In addition, the HID headlamp provides longer service life. With no filament to vibrate and fatigue, under normal conditions HID bulbs last roughly 10 times longer than halogen bulbs.
What is HID Color Temperature?
Color temperature is a characteristic of light that is sometimes mistaken as brightness, when it is more closely related to "cool" and "warm" tones of light. Color temperature is a measure in Degrees Kelvin of the hue of a light source, in this case the HID bulb. (The term color temperature actually refers to the color associated with the amount of heat needed to produce that color from an ideal black body.)
It is hard to describe HID colors accurately since many variables such as voltage, type of ballast and the environment can affect color output. Also, color perception is subjective. That said, here is a rough guide to Color Temperatures for HID bulbs:
3000K = Yellow
4300K = Bright white yellow tinge
5000K = Pure white
6000K = Bright white (some detect slight blue)
8000K = White with blue tinge
10000K = Light blue
12000K = Blue
15000K = Darker Blue (may appear violet)
20000K = Blue indigo
30000K = Indigo
For "off-road" use only
2 year limited warranty
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well, it took a little bit, but customer service was second to none... they were great. The first shipment did not match in color. The second shipment matched, but were quite yellow just like one of the bulbs in the first shipment (looked like 4000k).. the third shipment (when I changed to 6000k) was awesome. The only thing I can think that happened with the first shipment is that I received one 5000k and one 6000k. But hey, I got to see them both! Again their customer service is amazing in this day and age! Would definitely recommend this product.
Good product. Watch out though, Kensun does sell another bulb assembly that Amazon lists as compatible with E60 BMWs but is missing the base ballast, which is integral to installation and cannot be separated from the bulb. This unit, however, installs easily and only requires attention be paid to the installation collar and how it attaches to the new unit. There are two possible orientations that it can be installed, one is correct and the other isn't. You'll know when you put the bulb into the headlight assembly; it will "clock" to the wrong position and the cable won't properly attach. You'll know if this happens. Other than that, the bulb works great. I'm giving 4 stars as a start as I don't have enough time with the bulbs to determine if longevity will be an issue. The price point is significantly under what the OEM/Dealer price is.
This item arrived timely. I am very pleased with the product and the low cost of this item which fits the 2006 GS430 Lexus. I had no problem installing the bulbs.
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